Wisconsin Notary Stamps & Embossers

Does Wisconsin require a notary stamp?

Yes. Wisconsin requires a notary seal stamp.

Source: Wis. Stat. § 137.01. NOTARIES (3) NOTARIAL SEAL OR STAMP.
“(3)(a) Except as authorized in s. 137.19, every notary public shall provide an engraved official seal which makes a distinct and legible impression or official rubber stamp which makes a distinct and legible imprint on paper. The impression of the seal or the imprint of the rubber stamp shall state only the following: “Notary Public,” “State of Wisconsin” and the name of the notary. But any notarial seal in use on August 1, 1959, shall be considered in compliance. (b) The impression of the notarial seal upon any instrument or writing or upon wafer, wax or other adhesive substance and affixed to any instrument or writing shall be deemed an affixation of the seal, and the imprint of the notarial rubber stamp upon any instrument or writing shall be deemed an affixation of the rubber stamp.”

See also: Wisconsin DFI Notary Public Information.

“The seal or stamp may be of any size or shape, but must state the words “Notary Public,” “State of Wisconsin[.]”

“Do not sign under a new or different name if it does not match the name on your seal or stamp. For notarization purposes, your signature must always exactly match the name indicated on your official notary seal or stamp.”

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